We’ve been circling the globe having fun creating new culinary adventures for our 2020 season. We thought it would be fun to share with you 5 and yes .. it was tough to narrow it down to just 5 of our favorites.
Chocolat (British, 2000)
One of the sweetest of the foodie movies where a mother and her young daughter move to France to open up a Chocolate shop across the street from a church. She keeps her shop open on Sundays and tempts the religious folks during lent.. but of course!
Could two cuisines be more different than Indian and French? In this charming comedy directed by Oscar nominee Lasse Hallström (“My Life as a Dog,” “The Cider House Rules”), an Indian family led by a strong-willed patriarch finds their way to a new home in the small town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, France. There they open an Indian restaurant directly across the street from Madame Mallory’s haute French eatery.
Chef Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and businessman Secondo (Stanley Tucci) are immigrant brothers from Italy who open their dream restaurant, Paradise, an authentic 50’s style Italian restaurant in New Jersey. The performances in Big Night are wonderful, and the food will have you running out to your favorite Italian spot.
The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the arrival of the Red Army of the Caucasus, as the Soviet revolution that has swept Russian comes to Georgia. Told as a flashback from the present, as a French-Georgian man whose mother was Pascal’s lover translates his memoirs for Pascal’s niece.
Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquival, this internationally popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects. The tale’s heroine, Tita, is the youngest of three daughters in a traditional Mexican family. Bound by tradition to remain unmarried while caring for her aging mother, Tita nevertheless falls in love with a handsome young man named Pedro.